Am Stein Stettener Stein Grosse Lage Riesling (750ml)
Weingut Am Stein is nestled on the side of the most famous Franconian vineyard, the Würzburger Stein. The domain has been in the Knoll family for five generations and is currently in the hands of Ludwig and Sandra Knoll. It is located on the Würzburger Stein, the most famous vineyard near the city. At 27 ha it is also one of the bigger private domains in the area. The family Knoll is lucky enough to own parcels in the best terroirs of the region; the Würzburger Stein, Stettener Stein and Innere Leiste. Vineyard work has followed biodynamic principles since 2007.
The wines of Am Stein are superior quality modern German wines with incredible aromatics, purity of flavour, freshness and balance.
Elegant, crisp and refreshing with subtle hints of plum and a touch of tangerine. This dry style Riesling has structure, length and finesse. The minerality from Stettener Stein is represented beautifully and this wine will develop and evolve should you wish to hold onto a few bottles!
VDP Grosse Lage (Great Growth) wines are of the highest quality. They derive from precisely delineated plots of terroir and are harvested completely by hand. The Stettener Stein, is a dramatic piece of landscape at 80 m above the river Main atop exposed limestone cliffs. Minimal intervention during vinification: no additions, filtrations or fining agents; extended time on the skins; spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast, full lees contact without batonnage until bottling; elaborate melange of 90% concrete and 10% 2nd fill oak; racked only once to clarify. This vintage produced a wine of 12,5 % ABV and 6 g/l residual sugar and 8,2 g/l of acidity.